Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 4 cups milk

  2. 1 teaspoon salt

  3. 1/2 pound lard

  4. 3 packages dry yeast

  5. 5 pounds flour

  6. 1/2 cup warm water

  7. 12 eggs

  8. 4 cups sugar

  9. 1 lemon , zested Eggwash

  10. 5 eggs for top of each bread, optional

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. In a saucepan combine milk, salt and lard and bring to a boil . Set aside. In a small bowl combine yeast, 1 cup of the flour and 1/2 cup warm water and set aside. In a large bowl with a whisk combine eggs, sugar and lemon zest and mix thoroughly. Add milk mixture, yeast mixture, and remaining flour and thoroughly combine. Set aside to rise, kneading 6 times every 1/2-hour. Bread will take 6 hours to rise. Prepare 5 round loaf pans with butter or lard. Divide dough between pans (pans should be half-full). Knead bread and let it rise again until it reaches the top of the pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Brush with beaten egg and bake for 1 hour, until golden brown. Note: If you choose to add the 5 eggs for Easter, place eggs on top of bread dough during final rising.


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